VENUE TYPE: Garden / Greenhouse

What Happens When We Produce A Photo Shoot in Italy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27011
VENUE:
Villa Cora
LOCATION:
Firenze, Toscana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
TVR Styled Shoot
Modern Elegance
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Ever wonder what happens when creatives collaborate with some of their favorite people on the planet? Well, if they’re lucky, they end up with photos that make the experience look just as epic as it sounds. Overlooking the bustling city of Florence, Villa Cora has that dreamy Tuscan romance vibe down to a T. Once we discovered this incredible venue, we had a collective, “andiamo!” moment, and gathered a team of some of our favorite creatives to collaborate with us. Together we created a series of photos that celebrate this gorgeous Italian setting. 

Meanwhile, the vibrant interiors provided a stark contrast of bright colors and pure opulence. With a property that features so many eye-catching design elements, it can be a bit of a trick to capture photos that aren’t too busy, so our team decided to embrace a minimalist design strategy that shows off the architecture, grounds, and combination of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces captured by KT Merry Photography. We brought in a few pops of flora for color and drama, and relied on the property to tell its own story as the setting of a fine romance.


Words + Photos by KT Merry Photography


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The Dreamiest Bucket List Trip: Exploring Thailand, One Four Seasons Resort at a Time
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27006
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
LOCATION:
Rim Tai, Chiang Mai
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Tour of Thailand
Trip of a Lifetime
Off-the-Grid Luxury
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

We often dream of waking up beneath new skies surrounded by unknown land. There’s even something dreamlike about actually experiencing that reality. We go places we don’t recognize in order to appreciate the world and our place in it. It’s just something we’re able to do much better away from the all-too-familiar walls that we call home. 

Back home, we cherish the family and friends that we’re able to rely on, laugh with, and join in this remarkable adventure of life. We toast to grand living and good health. Yet, each October, we are freshly reminded of breast cancer’s harsh reality, as we celebrate survivors and fundraise for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s why last October, the Venue Report teamed up with Devin Brugman and Natasha Oakley from A Bikini A Day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

To really grab people’s attention, we decided to go big—really big. That meant bringing on Four Seasons as a partner to go the extra mile...or nearly 9,000 extra miles. So I guess we actually went really, really big, because after running a bitchin’ Instagram contest, we sent our winners to Thailand! Yup, that’s right. Thailand. See, as much as our venturesome team at the Venue Report loves to see the world, few things pump us up more than having the chance to send others on the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks to Four Seasons and A Bikini A Day, we were able to do just that.


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Pool Party Product Launch With the Ban.do Babes at The Line Hotel
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26989
VENUE:
The Line Hotel
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Pool Float Product Launch
Serious About Fun
Urban Rooftop Pool Party
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

When one of the coolest, serious-about-fun, girl-led, bad-a** brands in LA approaches you to help them find the most perfect poolside to host their summer product launch soiree, well, if you're us, you roll up yo sleeves and set to one heckuva hot venue search for a "rosé all day".kinda spot.  We'd been fans of the indomintable Jen Gotch and the Ban.do #girlgang for some time, so when the opportunity came about to work together, we knew that hotline bling could only mean one thing.... FUN, and lots of it (ok, ok and lots of neon and pool floats). We knew we needed to find the ultimate location that would show off not only the new Outdoor FUN line of products we'd been dreaming of, posting about and well coveting in a maaaaaajor way for all of our poolside par-TAYs, but the inherent spirit of design and forward-thinking so prevalent in the Ban.do brand. When you NEED a floral day planner, neon bendy straws, rainbow unicorn pool float and an "I Heart Pina Coladas" ring, you know you're onto something special. 

If all the world is a stage, then certainly the venue is the massively important opening act. A hop, skip and a quick cannonball from the heart of Tinseltown in Koreatown we fell in perfect step with the The Line Hotel,  where an unmistakable sense of "cool" and "fun" emanates from it's mid-century bones and it's pedigree reflects the heartbeat of the vibrant city it stands prominently and proudly in the middle of. Perfect.

 

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How a 220-Year-Old Former Whiskey Distillery Is Now the Most Stunning Garden & Greenhouse Venue
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26978
VENUE:
Historic Shady Lane
LOCATION:
Manchester, Pennsylvania
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / Greenhouse
Modern Chic
Modern Garden
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Carry yourself like humbled royalty through the chateau-esque stone and tree-adorned grounds of a once famous whiskey distillery centuries ago. As generations came and went, the land where Historic Shady Lane sits has remained well nurtured and preserved, as if untouched by time. As it stands today, this aged, wooded and elegant plantation tells a unique story. It's gardens, interior design and structural craftsmanship are just a few of the elements that come together to tell this enduring tale. Those lucky enough walk its 17th century hallways, peer out through floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking verdant landscapes and trout filled streams, understand the real power of HIstoric Shady Lane is intrinsically felt, not told.

With plenty of outdoor acreage for large-scale events or weddings, ample parking, and numerous indoor entertainment space, this farm makes for a fitting stage to host one serious all out bash of your dreams.

A short while ago, The Venue Report received a rare glimpse into the beauty that is Historic Shady Lane. A big shout out, thank you, up top, to Char Co. for sharing their words, photographs and thoughts on this historically significant Pennsylvania estate.

 

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See You in the Desert: A Fashion Girls Guide to Palm Springs
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26962
VENUE:
Moorten Botanical Garden, The Pink Door house, Sag
LOCATION:
Palm Springs
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Palm Springs
Pops of Color
High Desert High Fashion
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

A short while ago, the Venue Report talked all things fashion, design, and photography with creative female #bosses Allison Wagner and Jenna Bechtholt. Wagner, a graphic and web designer led creative direction, and Bechtholt, a lifestyle and wedding photographer snapped the shots. Together, they conceived one seriously iconic editorial in the sweet summer heat of Palm Springs, California. 

The two ladies played off of one another’s ideas, conceptualizing where and what to shoot, knowing the valley setting offered the perfect aesthetic and backdrop for a heady mix of retro, colorful, contemporary and fabulous architectural design. The Pink Door House, Moorten Botanical Garden, the Saguaro, and the ultra-giant windmills, were ideal backdrops, allowing Wagner and Bechtholt’s "See You In the Desert" dreams to come alive.

Their vision of stylized spaces, inordinary structures and native plant props, in conjunction with apparel featuring bold prints and funky accessories made for one HOT editorial feature, (pun totally intended). We had a chance to sit down with them both to discuss theiir vision and of course, venues. 

 

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